Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Wise Words About Where We Live!
EARTH DAY is April 22. Our favorite columnist, Scott Shalaway, says that over the years, he has occasionally commemorated the event by quoting writers, philosophers and scientists who inspire love and respect for the planet. He does this to provoke thought and because words used wisely can change the world. We thought you might enjoy reading and saving some of them for future reflection:

"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed." -- Gandhi

"Humanity must stop behaving like a Gengis Khan of the solar system and think of itself ... as nature's co-pilot." -- Edgar Morin, French sociologist

"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell." -- Edward Abbey

"Live simply so that others may simply live." -- Ghandi

"Look deeply into nature, and then you will understand everything better." -- Albert Einstein

"Go outside!" -- Eriks Janelsins

"Away from nature, Man's heart becomes hard." "Lack of respect for growing, living things leads to lack of respect for humans, as well." -- Lakota sayings

"I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want to own." -- Andy Warhol

"The idea of wilderness needs no defenses, it only needs more defenders." -- Edward Abbey

"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on, and have found that none of these finally satisfies, what remains? Nature remains." -- Walt Whitman.

We hope that your Earth Day was both meaningful and worthwhile!

Tom Patrick
WindStar Wildlife Institute

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